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MHN Puck Links: Habs Injury Updates, Giroux, NHL Trade Rumors

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The Montreal Canadiens are getting some players back soon but the status of Carey Price remains a mystery.

Claude Giroux is a hot name on the NHL trade market but do the Avalanche really need him?

You may not like it as a Habs fan but Brad Marchand is a rock star and if you had a chance to get him on the NHL trade market would you?

That and more in the latest MHN Puck Links:

Montreal Canadiens

Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher could return to the lineup for the Montreal Canadiens Saturday but it could be a while for Carey Price, Jonathan Drouin, and Joel Edmundson. (MHN)

The NHL trade market is heating up and the Habs are sellers but could Montreal Canadiens head coach Dom Ducharme actually be on the hot seat too? Executive vice president of hockey operations Jeff Gorton already said he’s safe until the offseason, so? (MHN)

National Hockey Now

The Vancouver Canucks are ready to tackle the NHL Trade market after Jim Rutherford hired his former Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Patrik Allvin as the new Canucks general manager. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Is New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson about to go into Beast Mode? (NYI Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers have accepted their fate and they’re ready to blow it up. Captain Claude Giroux is officially on the NHL trade market. (Philly Hockey Now)

Who says you can’t strike gold on an NHL contract at age 37? Not Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jeff Carter! (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals were the blood in the water for the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. (Washington Hockey Now)

Here’s the Sharks’ view from circling the waters. (San Jose Hockey Now)

It was Norris Division night for the Blackhawks and Red Wings in Detroit Wednesday. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Should the Colorado Avalanche really pursue Flyers captain Claude Giroux on the NHL Trade market? (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Calgary Flames are booming so much they silenced a cannon Wednesday night. (Calgary Hockey Now)

NHL

Did Buffalo Sabres goalie Aaron Dell get off easy with just a three-game suspension for his cheap shot on Ottawa Senators All-Star forward Drake Batherson? (TSN)

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand may not have been selected as an NHL All-Star but he’s becoming a media darling. Prior to the Bruins losing 4-3 in overtime to the Colorado Avalanche, Marchand, playing off his social media battle with the Carolina Hurricanes, called his linemate and Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron ‘A vintage Ferrari’. That was just a sample of Marchand taking over the TNT intermission show.

 

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